Seven weeks of the 2021 ECBL regular season are in the books. 25 of 27 teams have played, at minimum, three games. Conference rivalries have been renewed and a new group of seven (Mid-Atlantic) have made their mark.
It’s time for the season debut of the ECBL Eight Elite Power Rankings!
1 PrimeTime Players – Six games, six wins. Until someone beats the champ, they are on top. Former NBA forward Trevor Booker (31.0 ppg, 18.7 rpg) has proven he still can compete.
2 Florence Wildcats – Unbeaten after five games, the Wildcats seemed poised to make a championship run. Quincy Washington (28.7 ppg) Leroy Williams (22 ppg, 14.3 rpg) and Anton Greer (20.7 ppg, 7.3 apg) lead this hungary squad.
3 Hickory Hoyas – another undefeated team, Hickory have nine players averaging double-digits. Rookie Austin Butler (29 ppg) leads the way while Wingate alum Isiah Cureton (26.7 ppg, 11.5 rpg, 5.7 apg) has soared on both ends of the court.
4 Charlotte Tribe – one loss (vs Carolina Thunder) is the only blemish for Charlotte early on. Malik Constantine (25 ppg, 10 rpg) leads the team in both categories.
5 Georgia Fire – Paul Parks (30.6 ppg, 10.6 rpg) and crew started with three straight wins before losses to Florence and Charlotte. Team bounced back in a big way defeating Garden City Magic 149-94.
6 Carolina Thunder – Opened their season losing to Florence and Georgia, but picked up back-to-back victories last week over the Carolina Crusaders and Charlotte.
7 Western Mass Zombies – One of the new teams in the Mid-Atlantic, the Zombies made a scary debut last month by putting up 153 points in their opener at Red Rose Thunder. Split home-and-home games wtih Plaistow Shockers.
8 Red Rose Thunder – In a tightly-contented division, Red Rose has four wins already.